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Ambitious Carey becomes brand ambassador for Darwin Escapes

Team Ireland’s David Carey drives on the eighth at the Emirates Golf Club during winter practice in Dubai Team Ireland’s David Carey has taken another positive step in his professional career by signing with major UK resort operator Darwin Escapes as their brand ambassador.The Dubliner (24) had a successful amateur career,  helping Ireland win the 201...
Tags: UK, Sport, David, Ireland, Italy, Golf, Portugal, Yorkshire, Darwin, Oxfordshire, Carey, Emirates Golf Club, Team Ireland, David Carey, Challenge Tour, Dundonald Links


Portmarnock Links to host Irish Challenge

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, the 8th green seen from the 16th tee. Picture: Larry Lambrecht The Irish Challenge will take place over a links course for the first time when the next generation of golfing stars visits the prestigious Portmarnock Links from May 27-29.Set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate St Marnocks, with breath-taking views ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Ireland, South Africa, Golf, European Tour, Dublin, Road, Mallorca, County Dublin, Bernhard Langer, Challenge Tour, Cormac Sharvin, Portmarnock Links


Sugrue turns professional with top international agency Sportyard

Amateur James Sugrue of Ireland plays his stroke from the No. 11 tee during Round 1 of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, November 12, 2020. Mallow’s James Sugrue has turned professional and signed with Swedish based management group Sportyard, run by Henrik Stenson’s former manager Johan Elliot.“I thought there was no time like the ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Henrik Stenson, European Tour, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke, Great Britain, Mamaroneck, Michael Collins, Karlsson, Mallow, Robert Karlsson, Augusta National Golf Club, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour


Sunshine Tour postpones start of schedule; delays Challenge Tour's "South African Swing"

Fancourt Golf Estate. Credit: Sunshine Tour The European Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour today jointly confirmed the postponement of the three co-sanctioned tournaments in South Africa due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Following thorough consultation with the medical teams from both Tours, it has been agreed to reschedule the three co-sanctioned event...
Tags: Sport, South Africa, Golf, Cyril Ramaphosa, Abt, Challenge Tour, Sunshine Tour, Thomas Abt, Royal Cape Golf Club, Fancourt Golf Estate, COVID, Cape Town Open, Jamie Hodges Head of Challenge Tour, Fancourt Golf Estate Credit, Kit Kat Group Pro Am


Fitzgerald and Fay take top prizes in Flogas Irish Scratch Series

David Fitzgerald shot a one-under par 71 in wet and windy conditions to win the Flogas Irish Scratch Series outing at Seapoint Golf Links.He won by a shot from disabled golf professional Brendan Lawlor and The K Club’s Conor O’Rourke as Thomas Fay shot 74 off three to win the nett by three strokes from Conor Jameson and Peter Tuite.Ballymena professional Dermot McElroy and Portmarnock Links’ Daniel Mulliga...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Paul Murphy, Ballymena, Fitzgerald, Fay, John McCann, Jamie Kelly, Conor O Rourke, Rory O Neill, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, K Club, Stuart Grehan, Dermot McElroy, Portmarnock Links


Mullarney and Yates top dogs at TaylorMade Winter Series

Naas’ Jonathan Yates Professionals Ronan Mullarney and Jonathan Yates took the top prizes in the TaylorMade Winter Series at Portmarnock Links.Naas professional Yates won the gross by a shot from AIG Irish Close champion Hugh Foley and by two from Portmarnock’s James Temple while Galway man Mullarney also shot 68 to win the nett as 92 players teed it ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, European Tour, Dublin, Galway, Foley, Taylormade, Whelan, Tara, Yates, Naas, Portmarnock, Quinlan, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour


Rozner named Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year

Antoine Rozner. Picture: Getty Images Antoine Rozner has been named Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year after finishing in 26th place on the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex, just a week after earning his maiden European Tour victory at the Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World.The 27-year-old becomes the first Frenchman to receive...
Tags: Sport, Italy, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Road, Mallorca, Rozner, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Challenge Tour, Antoine Rozner, Rasmus Højgaard, Dubai Championship, Byeong Hun An Brooks Koepka, Robert MacIntyre Rozner, Jumeirah Golf Estates ' Fire Course


Challenge Tour announces three co-sanctioned events with Sunshine Tour in February

Fancourt Golf Estate. Picture: Sunshine Tour The European Challenge Tour will return to South Africa for three co-sanctioned events with the Sunshine Tour to kick off the 2021 Road to Mallorca.Following a successful maiden voyage to South Africa in 2020, the Challenge Tour will again co-sanction the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the Cape Town Open and the Li...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, South Africa, Golf, Cape Town, Mallorca, Montagu, Challenge Tour, Sunshine Tour, Dimension Data Pro Am, Anton Karlsson, Christiaan BEZUIDENHOUT, Thomas Abt, JC Ritchie, Koro Creek Golf Club, Royal Cape Golf Club


Double joy as Lieser wins Road to Mallorca Rankings

Ondrej Lieser. Picture: European Challenge Tour Ondrej Lieser made history by becoming the first Czech player to win the Road to Mallorca Rankings as he secured his second title in as many starts at the Challenge Tour Grand Final.The 29-year-old produced a closing three under par round of 68 to reach 11 under par and clinch an emotional victory at T-G...
Tags: England, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Ford, Golf, Denmark, Norway, Road, Mallorca, Cadiz, Ellis, Michaela, Karlsson


Knappe retains lead on tough day in Mallorca

Alexander Knappe. Picture: Getty Images Alexander Knappe battled to a one over par round of 72 on day three of the Challenge Tour Grand Final and will take a one stroke lead into the final round at T-Golf & Country Club.Blustery conditions meant scoring was higher than the first two days, but Knappe stuck to his task and will go into the final round o...
Tags: England, Sweden, Sport, Czech Republic, Ford, Golf, Denmark, Norway, Road, Mallorca, Garcia, Karlsson, Clements, Simonsen, Challenge Tour, Wilson Eng


Meadow finds putting touch to contend in Florida

Stephanie Meadow. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye Stephanie Meadow fired a five-under 65 to scorch into contention for her maiden LPGA Tour win in the inaugural Pelican Women's Championship in Florida.The Galgorm Castle touring professional (28) birdied four of her last five holes at a blustery Pelican Golf Club near Tampa to share third place on s...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Aig, Colombia, South Africa, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Pga Tour, European Tour, Korea, Kpmg, Shane Lowry, Mia, Maria, Tampa, Lowry


Mansell claims share of Grand Final lead

Richard Mansell. Picture: Getty Images Richard Mansell claimed a share of the first round lead at the Challenge Tour Grand Final after posting a five under par round of 66, despite having not played a practice round at T-Golf & Country Club.The Englishman only arrived in Mallorca on the eve of the tournament due to being in isolation following a posit...
Tags: Usa, England, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Sport, Ford, Golf, Denmark, Road, Mallorca, Mansell, Richard Mansell, Challenge Tour, Alexander Knappe, Bjorn Hellgren


Angles claims emotional win in Cadiz

Pep Angles. Picture: Getty Images Pep Angles claimed an emotional maiden victory on home soil by winning the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz at Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri.The Spaniard posted a closing three under par round of 69 for a 14 under par total, one stroke clear of his final round playing partners Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, his c...
Tags: England, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Austria, Ford, Golf, Denmark, Norway, Road, Mallorca, Cadiz, Wilson, Garcia


Kearney slips back in Cadiz

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia. Picture: Getty Images Niall Kearney's hopes of winning the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz faded after a third-round 76 left him nine shots off the lead. Tied at the top with Jacobo Pastor at halfway, the Royal Dublin man (32) mixed four birdies with six bogeys and a double-bogey to slip to 12th place on three-under.Spain's Alfred...
Tags: England, Sweden, Spain, Sport, Ford, Golf, Road, Mallorca, Cadiz, Wilson, Kearney, Matt Baldwin, Michael Hoey, Challenge Tour, Kakko Fin, G Stal Fra


Kearney shares Cadiz lead

Niall Kearney Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney shot a battling one-under 71 to share the halfway lead with Spain’s Jacobo Pastor in the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz.The Dubliner (32) sandwiched an eagle-birdie-birdie run from the 11th between bogeys at the third, 15th and 16th to lead by one stroke with Pastor on seven-under par from England’s Matthew Bal...
Tags: England, Spain, Sport, Ford, Golf, Dublin, Cadiz, Garcia, Tiley, Fernandez, Ellis, Kearney, Lopez, Gavin Moynihan, Kimsey, Michael Hoey


Kearney shows wind prowess to lead in Cadiz

Niall Kearney. Picture: Getty Images Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney kept his hopes of making next week’s Challenge Tour Grand Final alive by firing a error-free, six-under par 66 in blustery conditions to lead the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz at Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri.The Dubliner (32) leads by two strokes from Spain’s Jacobo Pas...
Tags: England, Germany, Spain, Sport, Golf, Portugal, Finland, Dublin, Road, Nacho, Cadiz, Kearney, Lopez, Nitto, Gavin Moynihan, Michael Hoey


Encouraging starts for McDowell and Lowry in Houston as Hoey shines in Cadiz

Brandt Snedeker of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on November 05, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell got their Masters preparations off to a promising start by chiselling out one-under 69s to lie ...
Tags: Australia, Sport, United States, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, European Tour, Denmark, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Houston, Shane Lowry, Jamie Donaldson, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington


Moynihan confident Irish new wave will rise on tour

Gavin Moynihan Team Ireland star Gavin Moynihan dismisses the air of doom and gloom surrounding Irish tour golf and insists the good times will roll again soon.There were more Scottish than Irish professionals in action at September's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where card-holder Jonny Caldwell was the leading Irishman in 54th place and the other four ...
Tags: France, Scotland, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Dubai, Clarke, Shane Lowry, Peter Lawrie, Peter, Moynihan, McDowell


Eight NI Open winners return to Galgorm for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

2020 Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A winner Tyler Koivisto will return to Galgorm Castle just weeks after his memorable win in Ballymena (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Tournament golf at Galgorm Castle has been an evolving story and hosting this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is a fitting way to mark 10 years of professional ev...
Tags: Europe, England, Sweden, Scotland, Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, The Netherlands, Chris Hanson, Ballymena, Oliver Wilson


O'Rourke wins Irish Scratch Series at Luttrellstown Castle

Luttrellstown Castle Naas professional Conor O’Rourke fired a six-under-par 66 to win the top gross prize in the Flogas Autumn Irish Scratch Series at Luttrellstown Castle.He won by three strokes from Ballymena-based professional Dermot McElroy, who took the second gross on a countback from Portmarnock Links’ Gary Cullen with a three-under 69.Galway’s...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Galway, Rourke, Riordan, Mike Kelly, Ballymena, Paul Buckley, Mark Godwin, Marc Boucher, Conor O'Rourke, Shane Kelly, John Hickey, David Carey, Paul Byrne, Amateur golf


First Autumn Flogas Irish Scratch Series event set for Luttrellstown Castle

Luttrellstown Castle Munster Stroke Play champion Peter O’Keeffe will join the likes of Paul McBride, Conor Purcell, Stuart Grehan, Gary Murphy and Aine Donegan in the first event of the Autumn Flogas Irish Scratch Series at Luttrelstown Castle on Monday, 14 September.Spots are going fast and golfers interested in teeing it up for the guaranteed €500 ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, Europro Tour, Montgomerie Course at Carton House, Aine Donegan, Peter O'Keeffe, Luttrellstown Castle, Gary Keating, Luttrelstown Castle


Koivisto secures memorable debut victory; Galbraith and Kearney shine

American Tyler Koivisto carded a final round 67 for a 13-under winning total to win the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Tyler Koivisto completed a remarkable victory in his first Official World Golf Ranking recognised event by winning the Northern Ireland Open Supported b...
Tags: England, Sweden, Sport, Ireland, Ford, Golf, Northern Ireland, Evans, Norway, States, Iceland, Road, Wilson, Kearney, Galbraith, Whitehead


Koivisto fires 62 to lead by three with Galbraith six back at Galgorm

American Tyler Koivisto carded a third round 62 to take a three shot lead going into the final round of the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Teacher turned golfer Tyler Koivisto fired a sublime eight-under-par 62 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Nor...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Austria, Ford, Golf, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Evans, States, Wilson, Ellis, Robb, Kearney, Galbraith, Andrew Wilson


Galbraith hits 66 to keep leaders within range at Galgorm

Whitehead professional John Ross Galbraith carded a third round 66 and is four-under heading into the final round of the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) John-Ross Galbraith was true to his word when he talked about free-wheeling after making the cut at the Northern Irelan...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Kearney, Galbraith, Whitehead, Conor O'Rourke, Challenge Tour, John Ross Galbraith, Charles McQuillan Getty, Niall Kearney, Galgorm, Galgorm Spa Golf Resort, Galgorm Spa Golf Resort Photo, Tyler Koivisto Scores


O'Rourke leads home charge in Northern Ireland Open

Conor O’Rourke (IRL) hits his drive off the 10th tee during day two of the Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort on September 4, 2020 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Conor O’Rourke spearheads the Irish challenge at the halfway stage of the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A at Galgorm Spa ...
Tags: England, Sport, Ford, Italy, Golf, Belgium, Denmark, Dublin, Iceland, Mallorca, Wilson, Hutchinson, Rourke, Talbot, Ellis, Dundalk


O'Rourke heads Irish challenge in tough conditions at Galgorm

Julien Quesne of France. Picture: Getty Images Team Ireland professional Conor O'Rourke was the leading Irish player after the opening day of the Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. Despite the testing conditions, O'Rourke steered a steady course to sign for an opening one-under-par 69 that left him three shots be...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Ford, Golf, Daniel, Hill, Rourke, Ballymena, Galbraith, Tom McKibbin, Lawlor, Hoey, Portmarnock, Michael Hoey, Challenge Tour


Moynihan seeks Valderrama drama; Brendan Lawlor returns

Gavin Moynihan Gavin Moynihan is looking forward to kick-starting his season as he returns to Valderrama with Cormac Sharvin and Jonny Caldwell for the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters. “I’m delighted to be back,” said the Dubliner (25), who tied for eighth behind Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry at the classic Sotogrande layout two years ago. “It’s...
Tags: Sport, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Shane Lowry, Martin Kaymer, Moynihan, Ballymena, Caldwell, Bernd Wiesberger, Sotogrande, Belfry, Tom McKibbin


Hoey hoping to deliver full package at Galgorm

Michel Hoey competing at Galgorm Castle. Photo: PressEye Michael Hoey is raring to deliver in this week’s €200,000 Northern Ireland Open after working for three months on a DHL conveyor belt during the lockdown.“Most guys I’ve been speaking to have actually had jobs," said five-time European Tour winner (41), who is one of 16 Irish players in action a...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, DHL, Hoey, Challenge Tour, Galgorm Castle, Galgorm, Michel Hoey, Galgorm Spa Golf Resort, PressEye Michael Hoey


Sixteen Irish set for Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm

Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell. Picture Pat Cashman This week’s Northern Ireland Open supported by The R&A marks the return of the European Challenge Tour and a truly international field is set to tee it up at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. There will be players from a host of different nations taking to the fairways of the Ballymena parkland from September ...
Tags: Wales, Australia, Sport, Czech Republic, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Golf, Northern Ireland, Road, Mallorca, Daniel Young, Germany Austria, Ballymena, Du Plessis, Belfry


Hoey and McElroy look forward to Northern Ireland Open Challenge

Northern Ireland Open Tournament Ambassador Michael Hoey competing at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena, Northern Ireland (Photo: PressEye) In exceptional times it has been a whirlwind few weeks for Galgorm Castle as the Ballymena parkland prepares to host the first of two international golf tournaments in September.First up will be next week’s Nor...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Northern Ireland, Shane Lowry, Oliver, Ballymena, McElroy, Hoey, Michael Hoey, Handa, Challenge Tour, Dermot McElroy, Portmarnock Links, European Challenge Tour, Galgorm Castle, Galgorm